Wakina Ridge Trail
ElevationAscent: 15' 5 m
Descent: -476' -145 m
High: 4,962' 1,512 m
Low: 4,494' 1,370 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 15% (9°)
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“An exciting ridgeline descent with great views of Helena.”— Leslie Kehmeier
Starting from the intersection with Stairway to Heaven - Upper and Stairway to Heaven - Lower, the route runs down the nose of a ridge through big Ponderosa Pines and open views towards Helena.
The first part of the descent straighlines a bit before a series of switchbacks and turns down a steep hillside. This is a more moderate, though longer way to make your way down from the ridgeline when compared to Stairway to Heaven - Lower.
The trail ends at Wakina Gully and Wakina Sky Road.
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Land Manager: USFS - Helena National Forest Office